Friday, June 5, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday 17 - Pie de la Cuesta

These are all shots of the pattern of shadows made by various cacti and potted tropical plants around the pool of Hotel Nirvana in the tiny beach resort of Pie de la Cuesta, half an hour out of Acapulco. Only the first shot however is displaying natural colours. For the rest, I have been experimenting with different tints and colours....










And of course there is always the more purist black and white monochrome option...



What do you think?? Any preferences?? For more glorious shadow shots around the world this week check out Hey Harriet by clicking here...

32 comments:

Antoinette said...

I like the 4th one but especially the last. Your photography is fantastic. I really must take more advantage of being in Asia and take my camera out and about more often.

Hope you're well. I love reading your blog - it's a great connection to good old Mexico! xxx

Bob Mrotek said...

Catherine,
This post is a real winner. These photos are beautiful.

Catherine said...

Antoinette - so great to hear from you!! and so nice to know you are reading regularly...why don't you start one in Vietnam?? would love to read more about the country and see more photos...What do you think??
Bob - thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a great comment - much appreciated!!

Evette Mendisabal said...

Great shots. I love the thrid retouched shot, it loos like the shadows could be in a pool of water.

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic shadow shots! Just beautiful! And how fun to play with the colors! Definitely a winner here! Happy SSS! and have a lovely weekend!

Sarah said...

Lovely! I like the natural one and also the aqua blue ones.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

I can really see here that you have a wonderful sun peeping out *wink

Great shadows...Magnifique shots!

xoxo

Margaret Gosden said...

Spectacular! I like the first one.

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

We thought the first was our favorite....but as we kept going we found that we loved them all. The purple tint is great - very unusual!

Martha said...

I love the pink and yellow one! Thanks for sharing, also for stopping by my blog.

Martha said...

Very cool! I love them all! :-)

Jane ... said...

Catherine, I like each of your shots better than the last--they make me feel as though I'm in a candy shop! Love the pink the best. :D Thanks for commenting on my blog--happy weekend!

just jody said...

wow..........what a great shot. i like the fourth one best.

Hey Harriet said...

All of your cacti shadows are fun! I do like all of the coloured ones, but I'm leaning towards the b&w as my favourite. The coloured ones would look very pretty all collaged together! Happy weekend to you :)

Carin said...

Those cacti make great shadows. So clear! I like them all but if I have to choose I'd go for the picture with the yellow background but the red background looks good too. Making a choice is hard!

Enjoy your Sunday!

Sarah said...

Hi,
I meant to write that about the exhibition!-I wished it was permanent too. He had a lot of trouble getting permission from some of the building owners in the first place apparently.

A Cuban In London said...

I love the different background colours. They give such a distinct perspective in each shot. My favourite one if the monochrome, though. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Sweet Repose said...

Beautiful sun filtering through shadows, we have lots of rain this weekend, so it's nice to see the sun exists!

bobbie said...

These are truly beautiful shadow shots!

Dianne said...

fantastic shadows in a variety of tints
wonderful!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The shadows and colors set my imagination awhirl! I need to go write some poems now. Thank you!

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

They are all quite wonderful, but I like the turquoise shot the best because it looks like I could dive into water!

The Explorer said...

You had a great shots of shadows here ..c",)

indiajourney said...

Purple it is, for me :) Wonderful shots!

Jacqui said...

Oh - i just can't choose - great pictures all of them. Thanks for stopping by my post. xx

Shannon said...

so much FUN! Love the designs and the colors and tints!

Peter said...

Wonderful shadow presentations! It becomes art!

Catherine said...

Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments this week...much appreciated!!

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

beautiful tints.

Catherine said...

Harriet - I know I have got to learn how to do the collage display you and others do so well...is it Photoshop??
Juana - thanks for all your comments this week

kristine said...

oooh i like this collection!!! My preference is...all of them together. They look best as a combo!

MonikaRose said...

Hi, found this on HeyHarriet Collage, they are great shots...thanks for sharing..have a fab day :) cya MonikaORse..overall you have a great blog..